HIGH POINT, N.C. – A High Point University fraternity has given back to a local nonprofit after a personal experience.

HPU’s Sigma Nu raised $13,000 through their annual car show. Every year the fraternity decides on a charity that the event’s proceeds will support. This year, the fraternity supported the American Heart Association after Jack Boyd, a fraternity member, lost his father to heart disease.

“My family and I are eternally grateful for Sigma Nu’s dedication to philanthropy,” says Boyd. “We feel blessed that the American Heart Association was selected as the fraternity’s benefactor to honor my father, Peter Lee Bradley Boyd. Thank you to everyone who donated to the cause and who dedicated endless hours to making the Car Show an enormous success. I can honestly say that my father’s spirit has never felt so alive. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

“As an organization, it feels great to be able to have raised $13,000 this year and know that it will make a great impact,” says Jasper Fallucca, president of HPU’s Sigma Nu fraternity. “We’re thrilled that the event was a success and look forward to this year’s event in the spring.”

HPU has helped the American Heart Association in the past. In the last two years, the organization hosted a High Point Healthy for Good Expo event, where HPU Sigma Nu members and other students have participated.

“Currently this makes Sigma Nu and HPU the top fundraiser for our May 2019 Heart and Stroke Walk,” says Garet Beane, American Heart Association’s director of the Greater Guilford Heart and Stroke Walk. “This gift makes a dramatic impact on our community through our community education, awareness and research.”